{word of the day} breathless

breath·​less |  \ ˈbreth-ləs   \

Definition of breathless

1a: not breathing
b: DEAD
2a: panting or gasping for breath
b: gripped with emotionbreathless in anticipation
c: INTENSEGRIPPING
breathless eagerness
breathless prose
d: very rapid or strenuousgo at a breathless pace
e: marked by intense or unremitting activity
breathless schedule
3: oppressive because of no fresh air or breeze

Jean-Luc Godard, Breathless, 1960

Barbara duBois ~ Before the Storm

Roo Panes – Shelter From The Storm ( Bob Dylan Cover )

‘Twas in another lifetime, one of toil and blood
When blackness was a virtue the road was full of mud
I came in from the wilderness, a creature void of form
Come in, she said
I’ll give ya shelter from the storm

And if I pass this way again, you can rest assured
I’ll always do my best for her, on that I give my word
In a world of steel-eyed death, and men who are fighting to be warm
Come in, she said
I’ll give ya shelter from the storm

Not a word was spoke between us, there was little risk involved
Everything up to that point had been left unresolved
Try imagining a place where it’s always safe and warm
Come in, she said
I’ll give ya shelter from the storm

I was burned out from exhaustion, buried in the hail
Poisoned in the bushes an’ blown out on the trail
Hunted like a crocodile, ravaged in the corn
Come in, she said
I’ll give ya shelter from the storm

Suddenly I turned around and she was standin’ there
With silver bracelets on her wrists and flowers in her hair
She walked up to me so gracefully and took my crown of thorns
Come in, she said
I’ll give ya shelter from the storm

Now there’s a wall between us, somethin’ there’s been lost
I took too much for granted, I got my signals crossed
Just to think that it all began on an uneventful morn
Come in, she said
I’ll give ya shelter from the storm

Well, the deputy walks on hard nails and the preacher rides a mount
But nothing really matters much, it’s doom alone that counts
And the one-eyed undertaker, he blows a futile horn
Come in, she said
I’ll give ya shelter from the storm

I’ve heard newborn babies wailin’ like a mournin’ dove
And old men with broken teeth stranded without love
Do I understand your question, man, is it hopeless and forlorn
Come in, she said
I’ll give ya shelter from the storm

In a little hilltop village, they gambled for my clothes
I bargained for salvation and she gave me a lethal dose
I offered up my innocence I got repaid with scorn
Come in, she said
I’ll give ya shelter from the stormWell, I’m livin’ in a foreign country but I’m bound to cross the line
Beauty walks a razor’s edge, someday I’ll make it mine
If I could only turn back the clock to when God and her were born
Come in, she said
I’ll give ya shelter from the storm

Leon Williams ~ Careful, sharp edges.

The Paupers. A Canadian band with two drummers. I saw them once at Winterland or the Carousel Ballroom, not sure where. I haven’t listened to this album in over fifty years. Rather enjoying it! Actually, it’s a GREAT album. I’d forgotten.

Trippy music for Leon’s trippy art.

T. Wendell Peek ~ Under Certain Circumstances

Bob Dylan ~ Most Of The Time

Most of the time I’m clear focused all around Most of the time I can keep both feet on the ground I can follow the path I can read the signs Stay right with it When the road unwinds I can handle whatever I stumble upon I don’t even notice She’s gone Most of the time Most of the time It’s well understood Most of the time I wouldn’t change it if I could I can’t make it all match up I can hold my own I can deal with the situation Right down to the bone I can survive, And I can endure And I don’t even think About her Most of the time Most of the time My head is on straight Most of the time I’m strong enough not to hate I don’t build up illusion ’till it makes me sick I ain’t afraid of confusion No matter how thick I can smile in the face Of mankind Don’t even remember What her lips felt like on mine Most of the time Most of the time She ain’t even in my mind I wouldn’t know her if I saw her She’s that far behind Most of the time I can’t even be sure If she was ever with me Or if I was ever with her Most of the time I’m halfway content Most of the time I know exactly where it all went I don’t cheat on myself I don’t run and hide Hide from the feelings That are buried inside I don’t compromise And I don’t pretend I don’t even care If I ever see her again Most of the time

Omar In Trouble ~ R.I.P. Michael K. Williams.

Actor Michael K. Williams, immortalized in the role as The Wire’s Omar Little, has died of an apparent overdose. What a shame. He was a phenomenal talent. President Obama himself said that Omar was his favorite character in the show. (Update: President Obama said that Omar was his favorite character of all time.)

Read the article here.

{word of the day} regnant

Andrew Lucchesi ~ Ion November 27, 2015

reg·​nant |  \ ˈreg-nənt   \

Definition of regnant

1: exercising rule REIGNING
2a: having the chief power DOMINANT
b: of common or widespread occurrence

/ The regnant kings commanded their armies in the battle.
// Christianity became the regnant religion during the Emperor’s reign.

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